Diary October 22-28

WEDNESDAY, 22/10/2008EVENTSBRANDON. Library: Bookstart sessions, for mums, toddlers and babies, stories and nursery rhymes, 10-10.30am.Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Adult Bible study, youth and children's clubs, 6.

WEDNESDAY, 22/10/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Library: Bookstart sessions, for mums, toddlers and babies, stories and nursery rhymes, 10-10.30am.

Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Adult Bible study, youth and children's clubs, 6.30-8pm.


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Breckland Middle School: Brandon Speakers Without Borders, public speakers group, 6.45 for 7pm start, 01842 814679.

Breckland Middle School: Thetford District Railway Club, 7.30-10pm, 01842 814999.

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CASTON. Primary School: Pram service (adults with children 0-5), 10.15am.

EAST HARLING. Parish Church: Tools collection, bring your unwanted tools along to be sent to developing countries after renovation by Tools with A Mission, 2-4pm; details 01953 718222.

HOUGHTON-ON-THE-HILL. St Mary the Virgin Church: Church open, with England's earliest wall paintings, 2-4pm daily.

SWAFFHAM. Parish Church Rooms: Scallywags toddler group (term time), toys, craft, drinks, snack and more, new families always welcome, 9.30-11.30am, 01760 724236.

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Open Doors drop-in centre, use of internet, read papers, chat, second-hand books and clothes, free refreshments, 10am-12.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: Bingo, 8pm members £3.60, non-members £4.60.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Church of the Nazarene: Coffee morning, with free coffee, 9am-1pm.

Methodist Church Hall: Thetford Leg Club (TLC), free leg care/check by trained nurses, for any age group, 9am-12.30pm.

Riversdale, Tanner Street: Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre, Meditation classes, 12-1pm £4, 01953 451937.

St Michael's Close Community Room: Thetford Elders' Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Bingo, adults only, refreshments, 2-4pm.

Methodist Church Hall: Instrumentalists needed for proposed Thetford Marching Band, taster session, all welcome, particularly 11 years upwards, 4-5.30pm 01842 754122.

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life: Thetford and Roman Treasures of East Anglia, talk for adults with Richard Hobbs from the British Museum, 4.30pm £3.20/concs £2.65; advance booking essential 01842 752599.

Room 34, Rosemary Musker High School: Thetford Youth and Community Chess Club, junior and adult sessions, 6.30-8.30pm, 01842 755182.

Small Courtroom, Guildhall, Market Place: Thetford Spiritualist Church service, 7.30pm.

WEETING. Village Hall: Weeting Weenies, parent/carer and toddler group, all welcome, 0-4 years, 10am-12.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Breckland Forest Gymnastics Club, training at various levels, details 01842 815218.

Sports Centre: Fitness class for the unfit, 6-6.30pm; beginners pilates, 6.45-7.45pm; pilates for experienced, 7.45-8.45pm..

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 6.30-7.30pm.

SWAFFHAM. Meet Buttercross car park: Walking for Health, weekly White Hart Walk (2.5 miles), 9.30am, turn up or telephone 01362 656344/656820.

Campingland Car Park, by the Community Centre: Tai chi in the Park (weather permitting), 10.30-11.30am donations to Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice, 01760 724170.

THETFORD. Cloverfield Community Church: Pilates, fitness class, 10-11am, 01842 815074.

Grammar School: Thetford Judo Club, 8-9pm.

WATTON. Junior School: Kuk Sool Won, martial art, suitable for all ages, 6.30-8pm.

Youth Centre: Tae Kwon Do, Saracen Martial Arts, first lesson free, 7-8pm, 01953 882034.

Sports Centre: Table tennis, juniors 6.30pm, seniors 7.30pm.

WEETING. Primary School: Kickboxing, adults and children from 7 years, 7pm, 07759436272.

DANCES

BARTON MILLS. Village Hall: Modern square dance classes, 8pm.

BRANDON. Community Centre, Bury Road: Ballroom and popular sequence tea dance, 2-4.30pm £2.50.

CROXTON. Village Hall: Thetford Modern and Old Time Dance Club, sequence dancing, with tuition, 8-10pm, 01842 761283.

EXHIBITIONS

THETFORD. Thetford Art Gallery: Goa Indian art, 10am-1pm.

THURSDAY, 23/10/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Baptist Church: Coffee morning, 9.30-11.30am.

Harvest Centre, Brandon Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Healing Rooms ministry, 5.30-8.30pm, appointments on 01842 828537.

SWAFFHAM. Baptist Church, Station Street: Junior J's parent and toddler group, 1-2.45pm £1 per family; J's for children 6 years and over with games, puppets, arts, crafts, etc, 5.30-8pm £1.

THETFORD. Riversdale Centre, Tanner Street: Thetford healers session, open to public, 9.30-11.30am free, donations accepted.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Matthew House Project, needle exchange and community drop-in, 12-2pm.

Fulmerston Church, Pine Close: Big Sitting Room youth group, 13-18 years, 7-9pm.

WATTON. Pentecostal Church, Old Dereham Road: Noah's Ark toddler and baby group, 9.30-11.30am, 01953 881358; Noah's Ark 3-5s and parents/carers, 1.30-3pm £1 per family, 01953 882986.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Breckland Forest Gymnastics Club, training at various levels, details 01842 815218.

Leisure Centre: Tumblers coffee morning, for mothers and toddlers, 9.30-11.30am.

Leisure Centre: Legs, bums and tums, low/medium impact aerobic class, 6.30-7.30pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 7.30-8.30pm.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Village Hall: Taekwondo/self defence, first lesson free, 7-8pm, 01953 882848.

THETFORD. Norfolk Natural Health Clinic: C'hi gung, 10am-12, 01842 820121.

Cloverfields Church Hall: Kickboxing tuition for adults and children, from 7 years, 6.30pm, 07759436272.

WATTON. Sports Centre: Table tennis, 2-4pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: My Darling Clemmie (based on Clementine Churchill) by Hugh Whitemore - Rohan McCullough's one-woman show, 7.30pm £15, 01760 755800.

DANCES

CARBROOKE. Village Hall, Church Street: Carbrooke Sequence Dance Club, tuition 7.30-8pm, dancing 8-10.15pm £1.50.

EXHIBITIONS

THETFORD. Thetford Art Gallery: Goa Indian art, 10am-1pm.

FRIDAY, 24/10/2008

EVENTS

MUNDFORD. Village Hall: Clairvoyant evening with Fiona Nicholls, tickets from Jackie 01842 879003 7 for 7.30pm; in aid of village hall and Scouts.

OXBOROUGH. Oxburgh Hall: Gamekeepers banquet, 3-course meal, 6.30 for 7pm £30, booking essential 01366 328258.

SWAFFHAM. Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Coffeetots for parents/carers and pre-school children, 10am-12 £1 first adult, 25p per child, 50p extra adult (including refreshments).

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Powapak, for children aged 5-9, fun, games, crafts, 6-7pm 50p.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: Super meat draw, 10pm tickets 5 for £2 from club.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Fulmerston Christian Fellowship: Parent and toddler group, term time only, 9.15-10.45am.

Kings Court, Earl Street: Cancer Support Group, 10-11.30am.

St Michael's Close Community Room: Thetford Elders' Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Laburnum Grove Day Centre, Elm Road: Age Concern lunches, 3-course lunch, transport available 1pm £3.60, bookings 01842 750088.

WATTON. Pentecostal Church, Old Dereham Road: Friendship club, meet new people, chat, tea/coffee, 10am-12, 01953 881358.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: A social and fun filled session for the more mature person, with light aerobics, badminton, gym time and coffee, 10am-12 and 12-2pm.

Leisure Centre: Badminton, experienced players welcome, 7.30-9.30pm.

THETFORD. Breckland Leisure Centre: Thetford Rollerskating Club, for boys and girls from 4 years, tuition, grades and certificates, skate hire available, 4.55pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: My Darling Clemmie (based on Clementine Churchill) by Hugh Whitemore - Rohan McCullough's one-woman show, 7.30pm £15, 01760 755800.

DANCES

BECK ROW. Community Centre: Square dance classes, 8-10pm first evening free.

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

SALES

HOLME HALE. Village Hall: General auction, book in from 12.30pm, starts 6pm; information 01362 851475.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Cakes, plants, crafts, books, toys, jewellery, cards, raising funds for an indoor ice rink at Christmas, 9am-1pm.

EXHIBITIONS

THETFORD. Thetford Art Gallery: Goa Indian art, 10am-1pm.

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Textile/photographic, Mixing Up The Marks, 10am-4pm free.

SATURDAY, 25/10/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Scout Hut: 1st Brandon Beaver Group, 5¾-8 years, 11.30am-12.30pm, 01842 814145.

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway: Bookings being taken for Santa Specials starting on December 6, 01362 851723.

EAST HARLING. Old School Hall: Autumn fair, 10am-12.

HOLME HALE. Village Hall: Quiz night, teams of 4, 7 for 7.30pm £2pp.

ROCKLAND ST. PETER. Rocklands Village Hall: Halloween quiz, bring your own picnic, wine, broomsticks, etc, 7 for 7.30pm £5, 01953 483226; proceeds St Peter's Church.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Swaffham Horticultural Society, bingo, 8pm.

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church: Coffee morning, 9.15am-12.

Methodist Church: Coffee morning, 10am-12.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 12-2pm £1 per family.

Laburnum Grove Day Centre, Elm Road: Age Concern lunches, 3-course lunch, transport available 1pm £3.60, bookings 01842 750088.

Ancient House Museum: Learn to knit, wool, needles and tuition provided, suitable all ages and abilities, 2-3.30pm normal museum admission.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Badminton coaching, 10am-12.

SHOWS

HOCKWOLD. Village Hall: Garlic Theatre presents Old Mother Hubbard And Her Cupboard, drawing competition, 2pm adults £4, child/conc £3, family (2 adults + 2 children) £12, tickets on the door or from 827713.

GIGS

SWAFFHAM. Ex-Servicemen's Club: Live entertainment, members £1/guests £2/non-members £5.

DANCES

RAF MARHAM. Sandringham Centre: Marham Dance Club, all ages, hip hop and more, 9.30-11.30am.

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Shake, Rattle, Roll dance, 8pm..

EXHIBITIONS

FELTWELL. Porters Barn, Grange Farm: Alveva Quilters, refreshments, stalls and raffles, 10am-4pm free; in aid of various charities including Alzheimer's Society.

LAKENHEATH. Royal British Legion, High Street: Art show and sale by Lakenheath and District Artists, books and materials, 10am-3.30pm free; in aid of Poppy Appeal.

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Textile/photographic, Mixing Up The Marks, 10am-1pm free.

SUNDAY, 26/10/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Worship celebration and the Word, 10am.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Holy Trinity church: Holy communion 10.30am, Sunday Club (ages 4-11), 10.20am.

LAKENHEATH. RSPB Lakenheath Fen: Feed the Birds Day, help make bird feeders and cakes, 11am-2.30pm free.

MERTON. St Peter's Church: Holy communion, 9am.

SNETTERTON. Hall Farm: World Horse Welfare, two, six and 10 mile sponsored walks, entry free applies, sponsorship pack 01953 497236.

SWAFFHAM. Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Breckland Christian Fellowship, worship and ministry, 10.30am.

Community Centre: Aphesis Community Church meets every Sunday to celebrate Jesus, 10.30am.

Community Centre, Beech Close, Campingland: Aphesis Swaffham Spiritual Awareness Group, with Cherry Smith (March), 6.30pm £2.50.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: One house jackpot bingo, 9.30pm.

THETFORD. Cloverfield Community Church, Rosecroft Way: Service, 10am.

Church of the Nazarene, Croxton Road: Service, 10.45am.

Castle Osteopath, 59 Castle Street: Hypnotherapy seminar with Ted heath, 11am-1pm.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre Foyer: Brandon Fern Hoppers, friendly running group for all abilities, 9am, 01842 763174.

SWAFFHAM. Woolworths, Church Walk: Walking for Health, weekly Church Walk (1 mile), 2pm, just turn up or telephone 01362 656344/656820.

GIGS

WATTON. Queens Hall: Watton Rotary Club presents, Just Jazz Good Time Jazz Band, 7.30pm £10 adv, 01953 884224/884044.

EXHIBITIONS

FELTWELL. Porters Barn, Grange Farm: Alveva Quilters, refreshments, stalls and raffles, 10am-4pm free; in aid of various charities including Alzheimer's Society.

MONDAY, 27/10/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Methodist Church: Tiny Talk, baby signing classes, 9.30-10.30am.

Church Institute, London Road: Brandon and District Garden Club, with speaker Nick Woods: Larger Than Life, guests and new members welcome, 7.30pm, 01842 879210.

CASTLE ACRE. The Priory: Halloween Fun, spooky crafts and activities in barn, 1-4pm; open 10am-4pm normal admission (English Heritage members free).

SWAFFHAM. Swaffham Museum: Fossil frolics, half-term activities, 10am-12, Dabbling with Dinosaurs, 1-3pm both £1.50 per child.

Parish Church Rooms: Noahs Ark toddler group (term time), toys, craft, drinks, snack and more, new families always welcome, 1-2.45pm, 01760 724236.

The Green Parrot Natural Healthfoods, Market Place: Reflexology taster day, 1-5pm..

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Fulmerston Christian Fellowship: Parent and Toddler Group, 9.15-10.45am.

United Reformed Church, Earls Street: Bumps and Babies Café, all pregnant women and families with babies welcome, drop in an time between 9.30-11.30am.

Library: Autumn Leaves fun session, all children must be accompanied by an adult, drop-in session between 10.30am-12.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Youth Music Week, band skills workshop for 13-18s for gig at B2 in Norwich, booking on 01603 628367 www.music-wise.net, 11am-2pm. Youth Music Week, band skills workshop for 13-18s for gig at B2 in Norwich, booking on 01603 628367 www.music-wise.net, 11am-2pm.

Ancient House Museum: Looking at Lady Littlebury, create a giant collage of Lady Littlebury, 11am-2pm, ages 4-16, normal museum admission.

Riversdale Centre: Thetford Elders Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Dads Place, information and support for dads, drop-in, 1-3pm, 01842 821643.

St Michael's Community Hall: Nexus, everyone welcome, disabled and non disabled, teas, chat and weekly raffle in aid of Nexus, 1.30-3.30pm.

Fulmerston Church: KClub, for 5-11 years, activities and games, 4.30-6pm free, 01842 821643.

Salvation Army, Magdalen Street: Kids Alive Club, 4-11 years, 5.15-6.15pm, 754712.

Riversdale Centre, Audrey Room, Tanner Street: Thetford healing group, healing sessions open to the public, 7.30-9pm free but donations accepted.

Kings Court, Earls Street: Thetford (Breckland) Lioness Club meeting, 8pm, 0845 833 7485.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Tai chi, relaxation, movement, 10-11am.

Leisure Centre: Cardio kick, using techniques from kick boxing and aerobic steps, 6.30-7.30pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 7-8pm.

Leisure Centre: Taekwondo/self defence ideal for all ages, first lesson free, 7.30-8.30pm contact Dave Robb 01953 882848.

WRETHAM. Village Hall: Tai chi, relaxation, meditation, 5.30-6.30pm.

GIGS

WATTON. Norfolk Guitar and Bass Centre, Breckland Business Park: Pete Smith, (guitarist) and Roger Inniss (bass), 7.30pm free, 01953 885825.

DANCES

SWAFFHAM. Sacred Heart Convent School: Ballroom, 7-8pm, Latin American 8-9pm, Argentine Tango 9-10pm, £5pp per class, 01760 336410.

THETFORD. Carnegie Rooms: Salsa classes, beginners 7.30pm, intermediates 8.30pm, 07863 291074.

Admiral School: Line dancing classes, 8-10pm.

EXHIBITIONS

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Textile/photographic, Mixing Up The Marks, 10am-4pm free.

TUESDAY, 28/10/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Kidzone, parent and toddler group, 10am-12.

Baptist Church Hall, High Street: Brandon Arts Society, all abilities welcome, 2-4pm, 01842 810677.

Scout Hut: 1st Brandon Cub Group, 8-10 1/2 years, first session free, 6.30-8pm, 01842 814145.

Sports and Social Clubroom: Social chess, training on request, 7pm, 01842 810506.

CASTLE ACRE. The Priory: Halloween Fun, spooky crafts and activities in barn, 1-4pm; open 10am-4pm normal admission (English Heritage members free).

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Whist drive, 7.30pm £1.

SWAFFHAM. Baptist Church: Parent and toddler session, 9.30am £1 per family including refreshments.

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Oasis Care Lunch Club, main meal, sweet, tea/coffee £2.50, for those on low incomes and pensioners, 12.15pm.

THETFORD. Salvation Army, Magdalen Street: Little Lambs parents and toddlers, 9.30-11.30am.

Redcastle Furze Community Centre: Coffee morning, free internet use, 9.30am-1pm.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Youth Music Week, band skills workshop for 13-18s for gig at B2 in Norwich, booking on 01603 628367 www.music-wise.net, 11am-2pm. Youth Music Week, band skills workshop for 13-18s for gig at B2 in Norwich, booking on 01603 628367 www.music-wise.net, 11am-2pm.

Riversdale Centre: Thetford Elders Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Homestart, 63 Vicarage Road: Baby Buddies, friendship and support for young parents, 12.30-2.30pm, 01842 821642.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Leisure Club for the more mature client, involving light aerobics, badminton, gym and coffee, 10am-12 and 12-2pm.

Leisure Centre: Yoga class, for regulars and complete novices, 5.45-7.15pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 6-7pm and 7-8pm.

Leisure Centre Foyer: Brandon Fern Hoppers, friendly running group for all abilities, 7pm, 01842 763174.

Sports Centre: Badminton, all ages, 7.30-9.30pm, 01842 815111.

Leisure Centre: Beginners pilates, 8-9pm, 01842 813748.

WEETING. Weeting 21: Pilates 6-6.45pm £3 per class, £6 for ball and pilates; 7-8pm £4 per class, £6 for ball and pilates.

DANCES

HOLME HALE. The Pavilion, School Road: Latin with Xavier, class 9-10pm £5, 01760 336410.

RAF MARHAM. Sandringham Centre: Marham Dance Club, all ages, hip hop and more, 7-9pm..

SWAFFHAM. Hamond's High School, Brandon Road: Line with Dave, beginners 7.15-8.15pm, improvers 8.15-10pm, 01328 863697.

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

EXHIBITIONS

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Textile/photographic, Mixing Up The Marks, 10am-4pm free.

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